About the Team
We are hands-on with our clients to help them manage their finance department.
The majority of companies struggle with staffing their finance departments. We strive to remove this pain from the owners/managers who are better served to focus on growing their business, not dealing with the headaches that come with trying to manage a group of accountants.
Serving the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Lower Mainland, we offer affordable, senior-level consulting services, as well as bookkeeping services.
Who We Are
Darren Battersby, CPA-CA
Darren qualified as a Chartered Accountant in January 1997 articling with Vancouver-based Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants. He took his experience as an auditor, specializing in brokerage houses and entertainment companies, holding key roles in a number of growing and developing companies publicly listed and private enterprises. He relocated his family to Vernon, BC in the Summer of 2004 taking the role of CFO of a local tech company. In the spring of 2008, Darren saw an opportunity in the marketplace where as a contract CFO he would be able to spread his experiences and knowledge across a number of different companies and industries. Having a solid foundation in the Technology and Entertainment industries, he found a strong demand for part-time CFO services. He provided contract CFO services for a couple of years and then formed Finance Matters Consulting Inc. in the Spring of 2011.
Darren’s experience is primarily within financing, structuring and operating start-up and growing companies, spanning across a variety of industries such as entertainment, software development, and high-tech.
Darren is a family man with two teenaged sons and three grown step-daughters. He and his partner Annie own and manage Finance Matters from their home, based in the Okanagan Valley.
Annie has been a Certified Bookkeeper since 2018 at which time she joined the Finance Matters team. Bringing to the team her strong communicative skills, she has also honed her skills in a variety of industries including film and entertainment working with Sage, Quickbooks Desktop and with Quickbooks Online. She has done multiple Quickbooks Online seminars and obtained her QBO certification.
Prior to bookkeeping, Annie worked at Vancouver Law Courts for many years. Most recently in the capacity of Supreme Court Scheduler in the Judiciary. Her long and successful career developed many skills that are useful in the accounting world. Confidence, attention to detail and a real desire to make a difference.
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